Wednesday, May 23, 2012

"Daughter of Smoke and Bone" {by Laini Taylor} Book Club Ideas


MAY BOOK CLUB:
"Daughter of Smoke & Bone"
By: Laini Taylor
Watch the short book trailer below to see what this book is all about!

{This book is a hard one to try and explain but the trailer does a great job of it.}


Part 1 and Part 2



SETTING THE STAGE...
FOOD AND DECORATIONS:
{P.S. I want to thank Bethany Madison in advance for providing many of these beautiful photos}
We tried to create that old world feel since the story took place in Prague as well as many other exotic locations throughout the world like Morocco and Paris. And if you've read the book then you'll know why we also decorated with lots of beautiful  masquerade masks as well.
We littered the tables with all kinds of "teeth" and Prague inspired elements.
We had several pictures of angels and chimaera laying around to help bring Karou's world to life.
Here are some real teeth (not human) that we had on one of the tables.
We also Incorporated Zusana's marionette dolls into the decor hanging ever so precariously above the food table.

LET'S PLAY DRESS UP...
WIGS, WINGS & MASKS:
We transformed my living room into how we imagined Karou's multi-cultured apartment with Moroccan and Prague elements.
Sandra looking fierce in her Chimaera inspired outfit!

Karou's hamas tattoos

Kellie and I getting our wigs on!

Jenny dressed as a Seraphim angel looking ready for battle!

Showing off her tattoo marks for how many kills she's had!

Pojďme jíst...
Czech for, "LET'S EAT!"
Today's daily specials at the Poison Kitchen
The fabulous Czech inspired spread!
Bethany's delightful dumplings
Apple beer and fruit strudels

LET THE SHOW BEGIN...
BOOK QUIZ AND DISCUSSION:

We started off our meeting with a fun 15 question quiz that Kellie conjured up.
Below is a sampling of a few of the questions:

1. What is Karou's other name?
2. Where did Karou and Kaz first meet?
3. What is the name of the Chimaera's city?
4. Name the five wish payments.
5. How long ago did Razgut fall?

{Answers below}
QUIZ ANSWERS:
1. Madrigal Kirin
2. Mustache Bar
3. Loramendi
4. Scuppy, Shing, Lucknow, Gavriel, Bruxis
5. 1000 years ago

Each winner received a wishbone necklace, a Scuppy charm bracelet and a couple of Karou's hamsas tattoos to wear!
Karen won first place on Kellie's quiz, Jenny won the Best Dressed award and Bethany took home second place on the tough quiz! Awesome job girls!

We learned about the author Laini Taylor

We learned a little bit about the origin of Chimaera's.

And we discussed many other topics for over an hour but this was one of my favorite slides we talked about.
KAROU, CHIMAERA, SERAPHIM (and one puppy) OH MY!
OUR FABULOUS BOOK CLUB GROUP!

Thank You Laini Taylor for providing us with your delightful book, we will never forget this book club meeting!

XoXo,
    Kelly

4 comments :

Kellie H said...

Love the recap. The pcs turned out great. Thanks Kelly and Bethany without you I couldnt have pulled the night off as good as it went. Love you guys.
Kellie

smalltowngirl said...

Fabulous night! You guys are amazing and I had so much fun as always!

Robin said...

I love our book club! Thanks for the hard work, girls.

Rachelle said...

A fun night as usual!! Good job girls!